Composer, cellist and singer Ayanna Witter-Johnson joins forces with the LSO Percussion Ensemble for a jazz-infused performance.
Composer, cellist and singer Ayanna Witter-Johnson has been described as a ‘huge talent’ (Jazzwise) and has won acclaim for her ‘honey-sweet vocal delivery’ and ‘bewitching cello-playing’ (Time Out). In this vibrant, jazz-infused performance, she appears alongside the virtuoso LSO Percussion Ensemble, with which she regularly collaborates.
At the heart of the concert are several of Witter-Johnson’s own compositions. Her music crosses the boundaries of classical, jazz, reggae, soul and R&B, and, in her own words, represents, celebrates and ‘[pays] homage to my ancestral heritage, culture and identity’. The concert includes two works commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra, originally given their world premieres in 2022.
The programme will also feature lively arrangements and compositions by jazz star Gwilym Simcock.
Witter-Johnson shone with charisma and deftly brought the audience into her world
The Hub Series is supported by Sir Ewan and Lady Brown together with Flure Grossart
Ayanna Witter-Johnson Cello
Gwilym Simcock Piano
London Symphony Orchestra Percussion Ensemble Percussion
Ayanna Witter-Johnson 'Unconditionally'
Ayanna Witter-Johnson 'Roads/Chariot'
Gwilym Simcock 'Holding'
Ayanna Witter-Johnson Tidal Warning'
Ayanna Witter-Johnson 'Ocean Floor Suite'
Ayanna Witter-Johnson 'Forever'